Akron will remove its Combined Sewer Overflows!
Combined Sewer Overflows, which allow raw sewage to be released directly to the river following a heavy rain, have been a continuing problem for the Cuyahoga. Over the last ten years, Akron has assembled a plan for addressing the CSO problem. Following are some articles about the move to clean up this aspect of the Cuyahoga. This page will be updated as we receive more news; stay tuned!
FOCR’s Elaine Marsh gave a talk at the Keel-haulers Canoe Club in October. Here’s an article about CSOs on the Cuyahoga which grew out of her talk.
FOCR’s Elaine Marsh wrote a letter to the editor of the Akron Beacon Journal, calling for Judge John Adams to approve Akron’s CSO plan. Click here to read it, and click here to read the Akron Beacon Journal’s editorial endorsing Akron’s plan.
FOCR’s Elaine Marsh is quoted in this article in WKSU about Akron’s efforts to remove Combined Sewer Overflows.
Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters
DWMAPS The Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters or DWMAPS is EPA’s online mapping tool to help you find information about drinking water in your community. Information about DWMAPS DWMAPS Tool DWMAPS User Guide
Ohio NowCast This is a test of the nowcast for the Cuyahoga River. The nowcast issues advisories and predicts the concentrations of E. coli once a day at the posted time only. The predicted concentrations are for a specific site … Continued
Mineral Rights Sale in LaDue Watershed
Update (2/4): We are pleased that Mayor Horrigan has withdrawn the proposal to sell mineral rights in Akron’s upper Cuyahoga watershed. Akron mayor pulls plan to drill for oil and gas at LaDue Reservoir | Akron Beacon Journal On Saturday, … Continued
Letter to the Editor: Keep Waters Clean
Keep waters clean On June 22, we celebrated the 50-year revival of the Cuyahoga River. The Clean Water Act, passed in 1972, led to the current health and restoration of the river that we see today. The Trump administration’s proposal … Continued